The First Step: How do we Find it?

Every success journey has to start somewhere. Once we take that first step or make that first move, finding the momentum to keep moving forward will be easier. And that’s great and fine, but what do we do if we don’t know where to begin?


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When starting on our success journeys, it can be hard to pinpoint exactly what we want. Perhaps we don’t know what our end goal is. Or maybe we do know, but we have no idea how to get there because our end goal is a little vague. Or too big. Or too far away. Or… well, you get it. There are also times when we know that we need a change, but maybe the path forward isn’t clear, and we may even resist specific routes if we think that they will lead us away from where we want to be. 

We end up asking ourselves questions like:

  1. How do we figure out who we are meant to be and find a path that we can follow? 
  2. What does it mean to be successful? 

Keep in mind that it is impossible to figure out the answers to these questions in one sitting. For many, it can take years to figure things out, and even then, every path or answer is never absolute. Things change, we discover new information or opportunities, and every unique experience can lead to us changing our minds on the journey we think we should be taking. 

And none of this has to do with starting on step one.

Breaking Things Down

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The best thing to do is to figure out what step one is. And usually, this means putting together a plan. Not a plan for the rest of your life, but a plan that outlines how you will start your journey. 

Plan to set time aside to do some self-discovery and figure out what your needs are right now. What steps are you going to take to figure out what you should be doing to find success?

Plan to research yourself, as well as the paths that you are thinking of taking. Research is an essential part of step one.

This can be:

  1. Setting aside time to take the various self-discovery quizzes online
  2. Reading self-help books
  3. Reaching out to people you trust
  4. Joining Achieve

Whatever you choose to do, step one is not going to be lofty. It also won’t necessarily feel like progress. Instead, step one is about figuring out your plan.  

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”

— Tony Robbins

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